Over The Top Games Forced To Rename Icarian: Kindred Spirits

Spanish independent developer Over The Top has had to change the name of its WiiWare platformer, Icarian: Kindred Spirits, which was released in Europe last Friday, to NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits.

The four-strong developer has had to change its website, including domain and design, and reissue the self-published game, which we reviewed very favourably yesterday.

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Nateh8sYou4599d ago

always keeping the little guy down, huh Nintendo?

IdleLeeSiuLung4599d ago

Nintendo is seriously getting obese though!!!

Needs to diet....

erathaol4599d ago

Wonder who made them change the name of their game.

Tomonobu Itagaki4599d ago

>Icarian: Kindred Spirits
>NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
>a trademark claim by another videogame company.

Which videogame company would ask a little developer to change Icarian to NyxQuest? Does it have something to do with... Kid Icarus, maybe?

Demonsdown4599d ago

Well this is where the word is from

There are also a number of different companies in various industries that use that name or similar. Originally being a religious word you usually can't trade mark that kind of stuff in any way in most countries. So I am wondering how they infringed on any body.